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Justin Gaethje Calls For Conor McGregor Fight In Ireland

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Justin Gaethje has ruled out fighting Conor McGregor before facing UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in an undisputed title fight.  The newly-crowned UFC interim lightweight champion did, however, say that once he’s finished with Nurmagomedov, then he’d look to a fight with McGregor in Ireland. Gaethje impressed watchers on last night as he dismantled Tony Ferguson inside an almost-empty VyStar …

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Dana White Believes Double Weight Cut May Have Cost Tony Ferguson

Dana White believes Tony Ferguson “looked off” and “slow” during his UFC 249 main event defeat to Justin Gaethje because he cut weight twice in a month. Ferguson fell short in his bid to re-capture the UFC interim lightweight title on Saturday night falling to a fifth-round stoppage defeat in Jacksonville. The event was originally due to take place at …

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Francis Ngannou Scores 20-Second Knockout Win At UFC 249

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Francis Ngannou scored a petrifying 20-second knockout win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik in front of an almost empty arena at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Florida. The fight was billed as a clash of two of the most terrifying fighters in the UFC. Ngannou is known for his scary punching power while the previously undefeated Rozenstruik has his fair share of highlight-reel …

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Justin Gaethje Dominates Tony Ferguson But Refuses Interim Title

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Justin Gaethje dominated Tony Ferguson in their UFC 249 main event in Jacksonville, Florida en route to being crowned UFC interim-lightweight champion. However, Gaethje promptly removed his first UFC strap moments after the win announcing that he would only accept the real title which is currently held by Khabib Nurmagomedov. Gaethje def. Tony Ferguson, TKO (Punches), 3:39 R5 Ferguson v …

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Dana White Reacts To Jacare Souza’s Positive Covid-19 Test

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UFC 249 is being billed as one of the most controversial sporting events of the year given that it’s the only sporting event taking place amidst a global pandemic.  Dana White was already sceptical about cancelling events as he tried in vain to not let Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson fall through for the fifth time. Another day in Florida …

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Dana White Offers Khabib-Ferguson Update During Reddit AMA

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Dana White has provided an update on the future of the long-awaited bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.  The duo were originally set to fight at UFC 249, which was originally scheduled for April 18 at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York. However, due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the event was postponed to the new scheduled date …

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Secret Location Reportedly Revealed For UFC 249 As Full Card Set

UFC’s much maligned 249 event’s secret location has reportedly been revealed as Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Northern California. The promotion was forced to switch locations from the original venue of the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York due to the recent coronavirus crisis. President Dana White has been adamant that, despite having to cancel three events due to the …

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Justin Gaethje Will Fight Tony Ferguson In UFC 249 Main Event

UFC have confirmed that lightweight contender Justin Gaethje will step in to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s forced withdrawal. Khabib revealed last week that he was stranded in Dagestan amid the coronavirus outbreak and would not be able to leave to defend his title against Ferguson. The pair had originally been scheduled to fight for the …

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Khabib Hits Back At Critics After UFC 249 Main Event Collapses

Khabib Nurmagomedov has hit back at critics after he was forced to pull out of the UFC 249 main event against Tony Ferguson. The Lightweight champion is stranded in Dagestan due to the coronavirus outbreak. Khabib was scheduled to defend his title in a highly-anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson. However the travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus means that he …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms Withdrawal From UFC 249 Main Event

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Try and try as Dana White might but it would seem as though Khabib Nurmagomedov versus Tony Ferguson might never happen after the bout was officially cancelled at the fifth time of asking. World lightweight champion, Nurmagomedov, confirmed on Wednesday evening to confirm what many expected, that he would not be flying to the United States to defend his title …

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Dana White Gives Update On Potential Location For UFC 249

UFC President Dana White has outlined that he has “four or five” locations in mind as he continues to search for a new venue for UFC 249 on April 18th. The event was originally set for the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn New York but the recent coronavirus outbreak has meant that the card will now be behind closed doors and …

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